Here you go. If it isn't a hoax (I say 70% chance it's a hoax) HT: @LI_Politico
The prospect of being able to sell my hide after death already has me thinking about by how much I'm under-investing in moisturisers and strong SPF sunblock.
What is Human Leather?Human Leather is made from real full thickness human skin. Just like animal leather products, produced from lesser animals, our raw human skin is transformed into the finest grade human leather by using a traditional tanning process. However, human leather is the finest grain leather that is obtainable.
It is free from defects and has the smallest grain size which makes it the smoothest, softest leather on Earth.
We only craft the best and most beautiful products out of our unique leather. We have produced bespoke items for some of our clients, but due to the limited size of the lengths that we work with, we are limited to what items we can fashion out of the leather. We usually have individual commission orders and stock items have not been for sale for over seven years.
Where does Human Leather come from?Human Leather is produced from skin sourced from normal everyday people. These people have bequeathed their skin to us prior to their death. There are a few areas of the body, (back and abdomen) that have uninterrupted skin coverage, and are therefore the best for processing into Human Leather. These areas allow the maximum usage when being crafted into large coverage items, especially satchels and briefcases.
Is this illegal?Not at all. However, this is an expensive business, as the raw material is not cheap to produce or process. We value our donors and we reward their beneficiaries and next of kin very handsomely. In fact, we have had to turn away some potential donors, as we can accept only the highest quality human skin.
Update: It rubs the lotion on its skin or else its skin sells at a discount and its bequest is smaller than it could have been.
Update 2: I can totally imagine people being willing to pay a lot for an "Ultimate Edition" of an author's collected works, and being willing to pay it in advance without a determined delivery date. Copyright may be gone, but if you connect with fans and give them a reason to buy for something special....